Zululand Experience


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What is the Zululand Experience?

The Zululand Experience is an adventure traversing the vast and diverse landscape surrounding the Ngwenya community over 3 days. Here runners will get familiar with the area, enjoy home-cooked traditional food, locally brewed beer and exchange stories with the old ‘Madala’. Of course, we will then race across 20km of Zululand’s beautiful landscape with a unique Ngwenya style race complemented by KZN Trail Running to create a truly spectacular experience. We have made it our goal to benefit the community through this event, and each entry of our own includes another entry for a local runner from Ngwenya. We will run the race together!

Rise and Fly Youth Project Sharpened

Partnership with
Rise n Fly

We will be partnering with the Rise n Fly Youth Project, an Ngwenya-based NGO who has been hosting various sporting events in the community over the past ten years. In addition to sporting activities Rise n Fly provides various other support services to the local community through various other programmes that deal with life skills, behaviour change, basic computer literacy and the performing arts

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Weekend Itinerary

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  • Arrive at 1pm at Ngwenya Community (~3.5hr from Durban in the St Lucia direction – directions will be posted closer to the time)
  • Orientation walk guided by Ziggy, Vincent and Myeni
  • Traditional home-cooked dinner
  • 7am – Race start
  • 10:30am – Prize-giving
  • 12pm – Lunch
  • Afternoon – Relaxation
  • Final, optional Morning Run
  • Departure


All entries will come with an additional race entry for a local Ngwenya runner (along with a race pack). Furthermore a donation will also be made to the Rise n Fly Youth Project.

Each entry includes the following:

  • A single race entry into the Zululand Experience
  • A race pack
  • Two nights home-stay accommodation in the community
  • All meals from Saturday Lunch to Monday Breakfast (local cuisine)
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